In Brexit vote, hopeless Brits wave their middle finger at everyone who’s held them down
by Rex Nutting
This is what happens when you take away hope.
If it can happen in England, it can happen in America too. In the United States, as in the United Kingdom, those who have been denied their dreams may stew quietly for years (like a raisin in the sun?) or they may explode in anger and helplessness.
What happens when you take away hope? When you kill the dream? What happens when a whole people has nothing, and nothing to lose? You get a riot.
That’s what the Brexit vote was: A riot, a lashing out against The Man, the oppressor, the one who stole your dreams. Burn it down, baby.